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“part of the history of Hanoi”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Long Bien Bridge

Long Bien Bridge
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Half-Day Red River Handicraft Villages Bike Tour from Hanoi
Ranked #32 of 276 things to do in Hanoi
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Long Bien bridge across the Red River connects Hanoi with the main port of Haiphong. Designed by Gustave Eiffel, the bridge sustained significant damage during the Vietnam War. Only half of the bridge retains its original shape, but a rebuilding project supported by the French government is currently in progress to restore the bridge to its original appearance.
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“part of the history of Hanoi”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

This bridge is part of the history of Hanoi.. i think that walk in it is like give the right importance to it! The place has that old fashion flavour and u really feel like walking over something that " lived the history" !! The bridge is crowded of scooter.. but if u are lucky enough u can have few seconds to take a picture just in the middle of it :-) you should take a walk there!

Visited September 2013
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“A good walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

Worth the walk. Its moving to see the bridge ramparts we destroyed in the 1972 bombings. It's also interesting to see the plaque noting that Gustav Eiffel designed the bridge. Also, there's a good goat restaurant on the other side of the river. Otherwise there's not much reason to cross over.

Visited April 2014
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“great bridge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

we walked the bridge as I was looking for a particular sight at the end of it, did not find what I was looking for but thoroughly enjoyed the walk, built by the French and completed in 1902 the local people quite proudly tell you that the "other" bridge was built by the Vietnamese. The middle of the bridge is a train track and scooters ride on either side of the track, I only realised that pedestrians are not allowed on this bridge when we got back and saw the sign. It is 1.6kms in length and you have great views over the Red river and boats going by.

Visited April 2014
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“If you like bridges, go for it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

We took a taxi to Long Bien and then walked across half of it, turned around and walked back. The bridge was very interesting to see, especially if you are interested in history, architecture, or engineering. Or rail bridges! AS others have said this is motorbike/scooter only, driving on the left side of the road, with a narrow ped path which includes gaps between pavers which can be disconcerting. Suggest you wear closed shoes for your visit as we saw three separate occasions where people had defecated on the footpath... better to be safe than sorry!

We took a taxi to the base of the bridge and the driver found it easily. There also appears to be a neighbouring bus terminal you could take the bus to if that's your thing.

Visited May 2014
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“Classcial bridge”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

Hired the bicycle to visit this bridge. French people was designed it , and it is more than 100 year old. This was a very intersesting visit.
Tried the bbq corn on this bridge , and we love it

Visited April 2014
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